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Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Rate in Six Months

January's sales pace is a 1% increase from December's rate of 4.81 million, and a 11.2% increase from January 2015's pace of 4.37 million. "The housing market has shown promising resilience in recent months, but home prices are still rising too fas...

US home market: Sales and prices up but not enough supply

In all 20 US cities included in the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, December house prices increased year over year, and 12 of 20 posted a month-over-month increase. Economists had estimated that the 20-city index rose 0.85% month-on-month on a sea...

MasterCard wants you to pay with a selfie

The new system will also come to the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. Unofficially dubbed " selfie pay ", the program lets users confirm an online payment by holding up a smartpho...

Flint Residents Take Legal Action as News Keeps Getting Worse

The governor's office says the money comes in the form of a grant aimed at reimbursing the city for $2 million it paid to switch the city's water supply back to the Detroit water system in October. "You coat the pipes, you do the infrastructure st...

Snyder hopeful for more Medicaid coverage amid Flint crisis

General Michael McDaniel is helping to coordinate efforts between the city of Flint, the Lansing Board of Water and Light, state and federal agencies and other stakeholders. It would not cover the entirety of the charges for the foul and undrinkable ...

House approves $30 million to help pay Flint water bills

The report says the federal Safe Drinking Water Act requires the EPA to act 30 days after notifying the state and water utility of a violation. Weaver has asked for $55 million for her lead pipe replacement plan. Dykehouse used white paint that...

Celtics waive David Lee, Mavs reportedly 'significant frontrunners' to sign him

They have also stockpiled a plethora of draft picks, and many thought they would make a deal before Thursday's trade deadline. Possibility #1: Al Horford (Currently in Atlanta) Al Horford seems like he would be a high-upside player for the Bost...

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Oil prices increase as Texas refineries start returning to normal

Gasoline for October RBV7, -1.14% fell 1.4% to $1.68 a gallon on Wednesday. The two pipelines transport around 675,000 barrels per day (bpd) of West Texas crude oil into East H...

Energy Secretary: US gas prices will rise in Storm Harvey's wake

Additionally, Indian Oil says demand is strong enough for refiners that do not export to stick to domestic markets and enjoy cheaper feedstock and higher fuel prices . "As the pip...

Hurricane fuels spike in Greater Lowell gas prices

The gasoline supply issues could reduce inventories on the East Coast, causing prices to rise further, Zachary Rogers, a refining and oil products analyst at Wood Mackenzie Ltd...

People need to consider flood insurance

For reinsurance companies, Fitch expects that the insured loss from the storm will fall within primary players retention levels under catastrophe programs, with perhaps a small p...

Tropical disturbance brushes NC coast, heading out to sea

Heavy rain is expected to be the main hazard. Monday: Rain and thunderstorms linger in Florida and spread into eastern North Carolina and eastern Virginia. There is a 10- to 20...

Disturbance To Pelt North Carolina Coast With Rain, Gusty Wind

A weather system off Africa that's being monitored by the National Hurricane Center is likely to develop as it approaches the eastern Atlantic Ocean, forecasters said Tuesday. Fo...

Tropical storm warning posted for part of North Carolina

The storm system that could become Irma was expected to track up the mid-Atlantic coast Tuesday before moving out to sea Wednesday . We'll see a nice mix of sun and clouds. It is ...

Disturbance To Pelt North Carolina Coast With Rain, Gusty Wind

A weather system off Africa that's being monitored by the National Hurricane Center is likely to develop as it approaches the eastern Atlantic Ocean, forecasters said Tuesday. Fo...

A Tropical Storm is Developing Northeast of Jacksonville

As always, there's the chance we could see a very unsafe storm come our way before the season is over - remember, Hugo, the Historic Floods of 2015 and Hurricane Matthew all occur...

Coastal Storm Bringing Rain & Wind to NC Coast

Harvey brought catastrophic flooding to Texas . As of this writing, rain is already spreading northward through the Garden State, with heavier rain expected later on. Sunday n...

Special Reports

Lee jailed for 5 years in bribery case

Lee jailed for 5 years in bribery case

Lee had been spearheading the country's biggest conglomerate with 350 trillion won ($310.1 billion) in assets as its father and chairman Lee Kun-hee has fallen into a coma in 2014 ...

Floyd Mayweather to Fight Conor McGregor in Lighter Gloves

Floyd Mayweather to Fight Conor McGregor in Lighter Gloves

One point articulated by Marnell, which every other commission member echoed, is that referee selection is the most important factor in fighter health and safety, particularly in a...

Reliance Disruption: Jio Launches A Zero Priced Feature Phone

Reliance Disruption: Jio Launches A Zero Priced Feature Phone

In addition to Reliance Jio , Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, Vodafone, Reliance Communications, and BSNL are looking for enhancing their mobile Internet reach. It comes with an A...

Venus Williams vs Jelena Ostapenko

Venus Williams vs Jelena Ostapenko

Williams became the oldest woman to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinal since 1994 with a rock-solid performance on Centre Court. Williams will next face either second-seeded Sim...

June job growth was a healthy 222000 . . . but we can do better

June job growth was a healthy 222000 . . . but we can do better

The US economy added 222,000 jobs in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics . Even with 2,000 jobs added this past month, the legal industry has seen a lot of cuts to...

Why Amazon Bought Whole Foods

Why Amazon Bought Whole Foods

The question for many other grocery stores might wonder if they're perishable. In working toward becoming an industry leader in staple industries such as food & beverage, Amazon...

Trump calls House health bill he backed 'mean'

Trump calls House health bill he backed 'mean'

That House bill was widely criticized for letting states seek waivers from insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions. In other words, Senate Republican leadersh...

Whole Foods customers react to $13.7 billion Amazon merger

Whole Foods customers react to $13.7 billion Amazon merger

Charlie O'Shea, a Moody's lead retail analyst, told the Associated Press news agency that the deal could be "transformative, not just for food retail, but for retail in general"....

Oil hits the lowest since November as over-supply glut continues

Oil hits the lowest since November as over-supply glut continues

USA inventories fell less than forecast last week, keeping supplies more than 100 million barrels above the five-year average, according to data from the Energy Information Admi...